Wednesday, January 21, 2009

GE30k 2009 report Part 2

Cinya amkan lor, just came out from toilet der race started liao. Pressed my GPS kok and said a prayer. Popee popee from Guan Yin Ma and Ang Kong, please popee me so that knee no pain and no cramp along the way. Then start with slow slow walk, followed by slow slow jog and realised that I was next to Abu Power. We ran together for a while then he pecut off. All der way up along deer park pack like kok, or like sardine in der tin. Cinya jam until some runners knocked into me. So many times kena bumped and I decided to run by der side of der road. Taking it ez as i scared knee pain will come out. Now der human jam not so bad liao after we run out of Lake Gardens and along Jalan Parlimen.

Ran in control pace. First I bumped into Lawrence and then met Yee Hua. We ran together for a while till der junction where der JKR buidling is and then she drop off. On my own again until I bumped into FK Lee (from Klang group). Very der relax and talk kok pace run with Lee all the way until we turn into Kenny Hills. Lee asked me to go ahead as I think he felt der pace was too fast for him. I feel cinya good at relax pace as I climbed der slope into Kenny Hills. Say another prayer to ask Guan Yin Ma and Ang Kong to popee popee.

Although running in talk kok pace, I am still looking for a pacer. Target a runner same category as me and I follow his buntut kau kau lat. I mean just tailgate and use him as a pacer. Ran all der way behind him till MATRADE, then I increased my turbo a bit and potong sayur him. He chased me without let go and potong sayur me again. Then I tell myself not to be kancheong and follow his buntut again. Just give him some pressure until coming out from Solaris junction and leading towards Hartamas. As der road leads towards Hartamas it start to get hilly liao and now I on my 2nd turbo. Swing to der left of him and potong sayur him on the hills (this hill is my home ground as I train on it with der Platinum Runners, dont play play) He tried to chase back but I let him smell smoke. Thank you brader for pacing me, and I move on.

As I was running opposite Plaza Damas, saw those fast runners coming out of Hartamas and on their way back liao. I felt my pace is faster now although still feeling good and relax. Ran all der way into Haratamas, pass our regular Petronas stop, make a U and turn back towards der parallel road that lead us out of Hartamas. That was about 15k which is der half way mark and that is also where der Powergel was given out to all 30k runners. As I was climbling up der hilly path towards der junction going back to Plaza Damas, this lady suddenly came from behind and potong sayur me, cinya !!!! I was slowing down a bit nia to reserve energy while going up hill and just pace with her. She was strong and no easy meat. Hard to chiak!!! We maintained pace and both of us not letting up, continue to run together. No talking as I dunno her and also dont want to distract her and lose focus.

We reached towards der junction that will lead us to Solaris and back to MATRADE, I suddenly saw someone very familiar about 60m in front of me. Yes, it was Kit. He was running very steadily at a perfect pace to follow. Then we paced together while that lady starts to drop back as I believed our pace is getting a bit fast. Kit was pushing hard nia and I try not to lose sight of him. Just follow his buntut until MATRADE and I switched on my 3rd turbo now. Went ahead and take a slight lead while Kit pushes harder to maintain der gap. It was good that we are pushing each other where der pace is getting hot like kok now. Der gap was not too far from each other as we ran der loop around der IRD govt complex and across Jalan Duta.

Once back into der Kenny Hills area, I was followed by this Yau Yeng runner (look very familiar to me but didnt start a conversation until at the end of the race I realised it was someone I know). He just keep follow my buntut and giving pressure to me, cinya. I believed Kit was still following behind. Then suddenly nia I felt my right Fastwitch 3 loosing der grip. And I realised der TNS shoe string gave way. What der kok, I have to stop by der roadside and tied it back. As I was doing it, I felt a pull on my left leg. Aiyoh, not this time, Guan Yin Ma and Ang Kong...please popee popee no cramp. I say another prayer. I bent my body to do some leg stretch and by now I have lost like 30 secs - 45 sec. Runners closer to me just now would have overtaken me. Kit and der Yau Yeng runner were easily about 100m+ from my sight. Cinya TNS, and now have to on 4th turbo to play catchup nia.

As I get closer to der Yau Yeng runner near der Tijani hill, my confidence level come back liao. Pia like kok to do catchup, cinya scare the cramp will hit me again. Sayur der Yau Yeng runner and climb der hill before nearing der bridge that cut across Jalan Maharajalela. And from here I can see Kit which is oredi like 150m away from where I am. In my mind its almost impossible to close der gap now as Kit is running very strong. Then I saw this Tattoo runner and used him as my target to close der gap.

Feeling der cramp symptoms now and there are slight pull on both my legs. Slow down pace a bit but not giving up and try my very best to close der gap. Out of Kenny Hills now and onto der road that lead towards JKR building. Then have to climb a steep path of at least 200m before turning towards Tugu Negara. As I got into der route towards Tugu Negara my gap with Tattoo runner is getting closer. At one point I actually potong sayur him but he came back at me and took the lead. But Kit is no where to be seen now and I know I will not catchup with him in this race ~ he is a stronger runner towards the last 3k. As I reached der last turn before Tugu Negara, there come another lady runner who sayur both Tattoo runner and myself effortlessly. She was ruuning for a strong finsihing but I just watched her passed me. I am cinya tired like kok now, turbo not working anymore liao.

Crossed the traffic junction at Jalan Parlimen and onto der final stretch towards der finishing line at Tapak A Lake Gardens. As I moved closer to der gate that lead us to Tapak A, I was cinya surprised and TNS to find out that all runners have to take a long path towards the children playground before heading straight towards the finsihing line. Aiyoh, cinya amkan lor, thot can turbo at that moment but now have to reserve some energy. As I was making my turn at der children palyground I thot I saw this Malay dude that looks like Gongli aka Datuk Yaziz. He was a spent force and was doing a slow jog, but I dont care anymore. Just potong sayur him and dont even look at him.

On der straight path now and with about 300m to go, and I suddenly saw Kit just about 50m from me. Wow, what a surprise to see him slowing down nia and I know got chance to sayur him liao. Suddenly turbo system start working, kancheongness feeling is there and I switched on my 5th turbo for this race. Give chase as I know I have a chance to sayur again and Tattoo runner is still in front of me. I was getting nearer to Kit with 50m to finish. Turbo system is in full force now and smoke coming out from buntut. Gave a tap on Kit's shoulder and went past him (as he was telling me he kena cramp kau kau). Then der next to sayur is Tattoo runner as he looks real tired liao. Take him out and I cruised to the finishing line, pumping my fist in der air. 2.51:02 was der time on my GPS kok with a distance of 29.69km

Very Happy and Very Enjoy der race. I must said this is one of der most exciting 30k that I have ever ran and I was feeling cinya good all der way. Only a sign of slight cramp coming at me that slow me down a bit. Otherwise I was in perfect condition. Say a prayer to Guan Yin Ma and Ang Kong. Thank you for all the popee popee.

10 comments:

John said...

Wah! Cinya ho liao! somemore hor...got five gears one, cinya beh tahan!

Runnerz said...

Wah... How many turbos you got one? Or is it Tuborg (beer)? Hehe... Anyway, well done!

Carboman said...

Gua cinya enjoy ur kok repot. Your car cinya ho liao oso coz got 5 turbo
shifts wan! You drank RealPower and Weider combined sibo?

C-CUBE said...

john, not 5 gears but 5 turbo systems. hehehe.

runnerz, currently max 5 turbo systems. may upgrade to 7 this year for longer distance so that can sustain the terrain.

carboman, current turbo system runs on WEIDER + Endurox 4 (a newly formulated fuel)

cinya kamsiah & kamtung for all your comments.

zulhassan said...

no wonder also muka look so garang and brutal.

Turbo or angin turbo with bau aka gas pemedih hidung ....

:D

C-CUBE said...

zul, yalah. pia in the last 50m and summore cramp on both legs. kasih belasah jugak.

RunWitMe said...

Cinya Cinya! Si beh ho liao. Breaking kok race report. LOL!

CP Waterman said...

Wah cinya kancheong nail biting race report. Your race is like "mou lam tai wooi" and you crossed swords with so many swordsmen and eventually you won like a hero. Cinya shiok reading der report.
Thanks!

C-CUBE said...

rwm, kamsiah2. cant beat your video clips, cinya.

Waterman, yalor very dramatic. one of the most exciting 30k race that i have ever ran nia.

hope to write more "KOK" report in this manner. bye2 Queens Engrish.

haza said...

Ho liao! No wonder i never saw you. You went on fifth gear!!


Anyway, FK Lee I think was suffering from heel pain, but still persistent like there's no tomorrow.

And here a Happy CNY to you and yours!